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‘ [199] of veterans.’ Our loss did not exceed 3 killed and 30 wounded. The Federal reports show that o regiments were engaged, mostly from New York and Massachusetts, and their loss is put at 263 killed and wounded, and 186 captured.

On September 29th, General Green, crossing the Atchafalaya, attacked a force at Fordoche, consisting of the Nineteenth Iowa and Twenty-sixth Indiana, and a battery, and after a severe fight captured 462 officers and men, the battery, and everything else but the cavalry. Lieut.-Col. J. E. Harrison, commanding Spaight's brigade, Cols. J. W. Spaight, F. H. Clack and Maj. John W. Daniel, commanding regiments, and Lieut. John B. Jones, adjutant-general of the brigade, were commended by General Green, who said that the men of the brigade, of whom many had never before been in action, moved against the enemy like veterans. The commands of Maj. H. H. Boone and L. C. Rountree were distinguished in cavalry charges, and Lieut. W. F. Spivey, of the latter battalion, was among the killed. Col. A. P. Bagby was distinguished in command of Green's brigade. Spaight's brigade lost 23 killed and 74 wounded, the main part of the Confederate casualties.

In October Maj.-Gen. W. B. Franklin led a formidable force into the Teche country of Louisiana, composed of the Thirteenth and Nineteenth Federal army corps, a cavalry division and artillery. After a series of cavalry skirmishes in which the Texans were distinguished, the enemy retreated, and General Green, following, attacked his rear guard on November 3d, at Bayou Bourbeau, and won a signal victory. General Green's force engaged (all Texans) consisted of the Eleventh infantry, Col. O. M. Roberts; Fifteenth infantry, Lieutenant-Colonel Harrison; Eighteenth infantry, Col. W. H. King; Lane's cavalry, Maj. W. P. Saufley; Madison's cavalry, Col. George T. Madison; Stone's cavalry, Lieut.-Col. Isham Chisum; Fourth cavalry, Colonel Hardeman; Fifth

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